Weird scratching noise coming from computer

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wtfisflapdoodle, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have an aluminum macbook that is abou a year and a half old. It is making a weird scratching noise every few minutes. It sounds like I have DVD spinning in my disk drive and I am moving the laptop around. There is no disk in it so I am worried it's coming from my HD. Any ideas on what I should do?
     
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    Hellhammer

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    Can you record the noise and upload it to us? HDs can be very noisy, especially when they get older
     
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    Bill Gates

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    I'd be surprised if it were the HDD making the noise. The more likely culprit is the fan. See if you can identify where the noise is coming from.
     

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